I am working as an intern for Sika Switzerland AG in Zurich for one year now. As trainee in the marketing and technique department, I got the chance to look into various areas of the company and I learned a lot during that time. My internship included a visit of a major customer of Sika Industry, Stadler Rail AG in Winterthur, production tours in Zurich and in the Sika Sarnafil AG in Sarnen. Moreover, I had the possibility to follow experiments at Hagerbach gallery or at the Richi concrete factory in Weiningen. The visit at the Hagerbach gallery was very fascinating and I was even allowed to operate with the large shotcrete machine Sika®-PM 500. That was impressive! Employees of Sika Technology AG gave me insight into the world of research in such a large company and they showed me the labs and some experiments with products from Sika.
During the last months, I wrote my final master thesis at Sika and I was able to implement my own ideas and imaginations. The collaboration with the University of Zurich and the Sika Switzerland AG went smoothly, which finally led to a pleasant result.
Working in a very open and friendly team was real fun. Different product engineers in my department have introduced me into their product fields. Therefore I was able to learn a lot about the products and the marketing of Sika. All those experiences gave me a very interesting and informative introduction to my professional life. I would repeat it at any time!